chain or bead necklace worn by women and popular mid-18c., 1758, from French esclavage, literally "slavery" (16c.), from esclave (13c.) "slave" (see slave (n.)). So called from fancied resemblance to a slave's neck chains.
1. We definitely wanted to salvage some pride for British tennis.
2. Chantal was lucky to be able to salvage her career.
3. Once the fire has died out, the salvage team will move in.
4. Salvage operations have been greatly assisted by the good weather conditions.
5. Diplomats are still hoping to salvage something from the meeting.